June 4 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Including the regular season the Kings have now won 15 straight at home. They are 27-4-1 overall at home this season and have not lost at Staples Center since a 1-0 setback to the Vancouver Canucks on March 23.
-The Kings are now 8-0 at home in the playoffs. The NHL playoff record for consecutive home wins is 11, set by Edmonton in 1988.
-The Kings have outscored their opponents 21-9 at home in the playoffs and have killed off 20-of-21 penalties.
-The Kings have held their opponents scoreless in the first period in 14 of the 15 games during the home winning streak, outscoring the visitors 15-2. St. Louis’ two goals in the first period of Game 4 are the only goals Los Angeles has surrendered in the first period since Mason Raymond’s breakaway goal for Vancouver on March 23.
-The 20 shots against in Game 3 is a playoff low. The previous low was 22, set in the 4-3 win over St. Louis in Game 4 of the first round.
-Slava Voynov’s five goals this playoff year has set a record for a Kings defenseman. His four game-winners this playoff year is also a Kings record. Of his six career playoff goals, five are game-winners, which ties Wayne Gretzky for second overall in club history behind Luc Robitaille’s nine playoff game-winning goals. He has seven points (2-5=7) in the last six games.
-Justin Williams led all skaters with a game-high five shots on goal.
-The Kings won 34-of-58 faceoffs (59%). Anze Kopitar (12-for-19), Jarret Stoll (8-for-15) and Jeff Carter (8-for-13) were key performers. Andrew Shaw (8-for-10) was Chicago’s top performer, while Jonathan Toews (8-for-21) and Michal Handzus (5-for-14) were other key performers.

The Kings have scheduled media availability for 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 5 at Toyota Sports Center.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.